Crusting Whipped Icing?

Decorating By hettrk6 Updated 26 May 2009 , 1:25pm by imamommy1205

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hettrk6 Posted 25 May 2009 , 10:52pm
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I always use buttercream, so crusting is never an issue for me. However, my niece wants a cake with that airy whipped icing. Does anyone have a recipe for that that will crust well enough to use the Viva method on it? Thanks!

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JanH Posted 26 May 2009 , 5:56am
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Crusting and Whipped seem to be mutually exclusive terms.

The whipped icing used by most big box stores is Rich's Bettercreme (or Frostin'/Pastry Pride) which does develop a "skin" after sitting, but I've never heard of any members using the Viva method to smooth. (Usually it's a hot spatula to freshly applied product.)

Here's a faux Rich's Bettercreme recipe thread but I have no idea if the frosting crusts:
(My guess would be no, since Bettercreme doesn't....)


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umgrzfn Posted 26 May 2009 , 6:11am
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I was wondering that exact same thing. Thank you for posting...and thank you for sharing!!

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imamommy1205 Posted 26 May 2009 , 1:25pm
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I dont think the Viva method would work with that either. I would say dip your untensils in warm water first.

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